Commenting on the weekend roads and cross channel ferry chaos at the Port of Dover, Natalie Elphicke MP stated: “Traffic issues at Dover have been a problem for many years.”

The Dover and Deal MP continued: “In 2016 for example, 250,000 people were caught up in tailbacks due to French border control issues. It’s not about Brexit – it’s about the need for long-term investment in border controls and roads, something I have been campaigning tirelessly for. 

“It’s good news that £45million of Government funding has been secured to improve our local roads and access at the Port in order to ease congestion, but more needs to be done on faster processing and introducing modern technology too.

Last month the French and UK Transport ministers agreed they would work together to improve processing at the Channel Border. The last few days have shown they need to get on with it. 

“Action is needed now to invest more in roads, parking and faster processing. The UK and French Governments need to be prepared for the Summer peak holiday season,” she said.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has claimed the weekend chaos at Dover was not down to Brexit.

However arch Brexiteer Lord Frost admitted yesterday that leaving the EU was leading to some delays at Dover even in the face of Government ministers who refused to acknowledge it.

Honest

Lord Frost was Boris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator. He stressed the need to be ‘honest’ about Britain’s borders situation.

By Ed

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